31 August 2018

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    History lessens

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    After 30 years as a World Heritage Site, the Tower of London faces having its status withdrawn because of the skyscrapers looming over it. It’s not the only site recently threatened with delisting – but is there any consistency in Unesco’s approach, and does freezing a city at a moment in history

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    Hansom: Time out

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Costain’s CEO refreshingly forgets about Brexit, and Lendlease’s boss is on a well-earned break. Meanwhile, for those who are slogging away, the Spurs stadium is the place to be…

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    Leader: Let’s get radical

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Modular construction is being touted as the as way forward for housing build, but the market is still waiting for the breakthrough product

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    UK is lacking fibre

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Many other countries’ broadband capability puts ours to shame – and while government targets are a step in the right direction, progress is painfully slow

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    Lindum Group: Family values

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    We revisit the Chambers family, who run Lincolnshire-based Lindum Group, two decades after we last dropped in – and find a thriving, diverse company that despite its booming bottom line sees turnover as irrelevant and the security of its many stakeholders and staff as the top priority.

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    Cost model: Logistics

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    A growing online population with evolving buying behaviours will require a dynamic and agile logistics network from UK retailers keen to maximise opportunities in this fast-moving market. Ian Brebner of Aecom looks at the key issues affecting the sector and assesses the costs for an air cargo hub

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    Scotland moves to protect rivers from polluting contractors

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Legislation was passed just weeks before Aberdeen road team fined nearly £300,000 for pollution breaches

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    Legal: Draft your warranty with care

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Aidan Steensma on the relevance to contractors of defects claims in developer-tenant cases

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    Sketch of the week: Ransome’s wharf, Battersea

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by David Baggaley, associate at MSMR Architects.

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    Legal: Pay it backwards

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Stephanie Canham on draft legislation that will introduce a reverse VAT charge specifically for construction, to combat VAT fraud